Oh heavens, would you look at the time! It appears to be bad b***h o’clock. Singer, rapper, and classical flutist Lizzo is clarifying her stance on her health, fitness, and wellness journey, reminding her fans that, over at Lizzo’s house, it’s always thick thirty.
The “Good As Hell” singer took to TikTok, remixing and stitching together a short clip of another TikTok user who said they’re not trying to escape fatness, and replied in a short two minute clip, affirming that she leans “heavy on the not trying to escape fatness.”
Pointing out that her job requires her to have massive amounts of endurance for 90 minutes a night, which includes, singing, dancing, rapping, playing the flute, choreography, hyping the crowd, and wearing constricting clothing that often obstructs her breathing, she affirmed that while her job and the choices she makes for her body may make her shape fluctuate, she’s not trying to be anything she’s not.
"It's fun. I love my job. It takes a lot of physical endurance to do what I do, and I used to be very rockstar lifestyle, used to throw myself around on the stage," Lizzo said. "As I got more professional in my career, I started to take the physical part more seriously."
Saying that she doesn’t focus on a healthy lifestyle but rather a holistic lifestyle, she said that her fitness journey is mostly informed by how it makes her feel and shifts her mindset away from one that is toxic and negative.
"I've always loved moving my body. I've always loved working out," the “Juice” singer continued. "I'm very holistically conscious, like I am very hippie-dippie and woo woo when it comes to food and supplements and just thinking about my body and the environment.”
Then she emphatically stated, “I think a lot of people see a fat person that way and immediately just assume everything they're doing is to be thin. I'm not trying to be thin. I don't ever want to be thin."
"The goal is always here," she gestured to her temple. "Once I started working out for mental health, to have balanced mental health or endorphins, so that I don't look at myself in the mirror and feel ashamed of myself, and feel disgusted with myself, exercise has helped me shift my mind, not my body.”
“My body is gonna change, everyone's bodies change. That's life."
Her inspiring message, shared to her 27 million TikTok followers, really struck a chord, with fans gushing in the comments. One person wrote, "THISSS! I can love my fat body and focus on my HOLISTIC health." Another said, "healthy does not equal skinny.” Yet another gushed, “This! I don’t workout to get thin. I workout to move my body, give me energy, boost my mood.”
Another user posted, “Lizzo the way you talk about health is so transformative and inspiring for me as I recover from an eating disorder. I appreciate you SO MUCH!”
This isn’t the first time the “About Damn Time” crooner has spoken out about how society and especially the music industry treats fat women.
In 2021, she told Alex Zane in an interview, “I feel like fat is the worst thing people can say about me at this point.“ his is the biggest insecurity. It’s like, ‘How dare a popstar be fat?’ I had to own that.”
The four-time Grammy winner later added, “There’s still so many people who suffer from being marginalized systemically. Meanwhile, there’s a plus-size Black girl at the Grammys. But plus-size Black women are still not getting the treatment they deserve in hospitals and from doctors and at work. We got a long way to go.”
Lizzo’s holistic lifestyle and her choices therein have sparked controversy in the past. In 2020, she posted about her choice to do a detox juice cleanse, and the move sparked backlash amongst the body positivity movement. This forced the “Truth Hurts” singer to respond, insisting her cleanse wasn’t about weight loss, but rather about healing her stomach after a bender.